History Department

1994: base Department at the University ITMO, was organized. There was PLC State Optical  Institute named after S.Vavilov - Department of Optical Materials. The Department began training specialists on the educational direction "Optical techniques" specialty "Optical technologies and materials."

1999: the department set up three areas: optical materials, optical engineering information, physical optics and spectroscopy. The department was renamed as the Department of Optical Materials and Optics (OMiO).

2002: OMiO Department became part of the new faculty of Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies - Photonics and optoinformatics. The Department to enroll students on the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD’s and its graduation.

2004: OMiO Department was one of the organizers and initiators of the creation of a new educational direction of preparation of bachelors and masters in Russia - "Photonics and optoinformatics". Bachelors and masters preparation was began in the direction - "Photonics and optoinformatics".

2005: The Department OMiO was renamed as the Department optoinformation technologies and materials (OTiM).

Since 2006 OTiM Department  is a leader of training in optical materials in Russia. The Department conducts joint research with foreign companies Corning (USA),Samsung  (Korea), PPG Inc. (USA), Oxford Instruments Analytical GmbH (Germany).

2007: The first graduates of Bachelor Degree  "Photonics and optoinformatics."

2009: The first graduates of Master Degree  in 200600.68.01 "Materials and Photonics optoinformatics." Department OTiM – is a member of performance  "ITMO Development Programme 2012 - 2018."

2012: The Chair of optical technologies  was connected to OTiM . Department  OTiM started preparation of bachelors and masters in two directions "Photonics and optoinformatics" and "Optotehnique" program for undergraduate "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Photonics and Optoinformatics" and "Optical Technologies and Materials" and the program for the Masters "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Photonics and Optoinformatics "and" Optics of thin films ".

2013: Department OTiM  is a participant of the program to increase the competitiveness of ITMO among the world's leading scientific and educational centers in 2013-2020. On the base of the Department OTiM was created  an international scientific laboratory "Modern photonic materials."

2008-2009 following the results of contest of leading scientific and teaching staff of Department OTiM took II place among the units of the University ITMO.

2009-2010 following the results of contest of leading scientific and teaching staff for 2009 Department OTiM recognized as the best among the divisions of the University ITMO and took pride I place.

2010-2011 according to the results of the contest of  leading research and educational groups for 2011 Department OTiM won III place among the units of the University ITMO.

2011-2012 according to the results of the contest of  leading research and educational groups for 2012 Department OTiM won II place among the units of the University ITMO.

2012-2013 according to the results of the contest of  leading research and educational groups for 2012 Department OTiM won II place among the units of the University ITMO.

2013-2014 according to the results of the contest of  leading research and educational groups for 2013 Department OTiM won II place among the units of the University ITMO.

2014-2015 according to the results of the contest of  leading scientific and teaching staff of the University ITMO on the results of 2014 OTiM won III place  in the field of scientific activities of the department .

2011-2014 Department  OTiM was awarded diplomas and medals of many international exhibitions: "OPTICS-EXPO-2012", "Photonics. World of Lasers and Optics "(2011, 2013, 2014)," VUZPROMEKSPO -2013. 

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